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Add a "Links on page revision" list source
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This is a feature request.

When making a list, it would be nice to have a "Links on page revision" source where I can select the article, then upon clicking "Make list", it would have me enter in a revision ID.

I realize I can do this by copying a revision to my sandbox and getting the links from that page. This proposal is to make that process more straightforward.

Impetus: The "popular pages" tool generates a list of most viewed pages in a wikiproject, but each month's new data is copied over the previous month's. I would like to do list compares between the current month's data and a previous month's which is in the previous revision.

Alternative approaches:

  • "Links on previous page revision" - Enter the page name and it shows links on the previous revision of the page.
  • "Links on a previous page revision" - Enter the page name, click "Make list", then enter in a counting number meaning a revision from that many revisions back from the current one.

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Reedy added a comment.Aug 20 2015, 7:43 PM

Probably the easiest (and only?) way of doing this, would be by using the API parse module, and using that to extract the links

ie from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=parse&oldid=494262115&prop=links

Josve05a moved this task from Backlog to Make list on the AutoWikiBrowser board.Aug 22 2015, 10:26 PM
Reedy lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Lowest.Nov 5 2015, 7:29 PM